Symposium BM04—Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering
Regenerative Engineering is the convergence of advanced materials science, stem cell technology, developmental biology, physical sciences, and clinical translation to develop innovative, scalable tools to regenerate damaged or diseased complex tissues and organs. In this context, engineered biomaterials play a prominent role in moving this field forward.
This symposium will include discussions on functional biomaterials inspired from the fields of nanotechnology, chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and medicine. The sessions will emphasize biomaterials design and applications to regenerative engineering, with an emphasis on the regeneration of complex tissues and organs. Technologies that involve the delivery of molecules (e.g. growth factors, drugs, micro/nanoparticles, proteins, peptides, DNA, RNA) or the use of topography to control stem cell behavior will also be covered in this symposium. We will also emphasize the importance of clinical translation by facilitating discussions between clinicians, engineers, and medical device companies. Materials scientists, industry and investment professionals, government employees, biotechnology experts, professors, students (undergraduate/graduate), early career scientists, and medical practitioners will be interested in attending this symposium. This transdisciplinary symposium is in line with the objectives of the MRS by contributing to the education and training of the next generation of materials researchers, providing opportunities for career and professional development, and helping to broaden the impact of materials science. This symposium will not focus or include microfluidic/organ on a chip studies.